The Mercury News
6 albums you need to know about
Don’t tell us that you’re still listening to music from 2020. Come on, people, get with the times. Here are six upcoming album releases that should be on your radar for January.
“Revolutionary Love”: Highly influential indie-folk-rock artist Ani DiFranco is set to deliver her 20th studio album, which follows 2017’s well-reviewed “Binary.” The album is set to be released on Jan. 29, but you can preorder it now at righteousbabe.com.
“Under a Mediterranean Sky”: Legendary prog-rock guitarist Steve Hackett, who was enshrined into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Genesis in 2010, is back with a new acoustic record for fans. It comes out on Friday, but it’s also available to preorder now at hackettsongs.com.
“Imago Amor”: Get ready to rock out with the latest from Remedy Drive, the outstanding Nebraska-born, Nashville-based band featuring the mighty David Zach on lead vocals. The new album hits on Jan. 29, but preorders are welcome at www.remedydrive.com.
“Vertigo Days”: The Notwist, the German indie-rock outfit that issued its self-titled debut album back in 1991, releases a new album on Jan. 29. It’s available to preorder now at notwist.com.
“Perfect Love”: Popular singer-songwriter Lincoln Brewster, known for such songs as “There Is Power,” “Made New,” “Today Is the Day,” “Let the Praises Ring” and “No One Like Our God,” probably has another hit on his hands with this latest album. (The first single from the album, “Who Am I,” is terrific.) “Perfect Love” comes out Jan. 29, with preorders available at lincolnbrewster.com.
Langhorne Slim — aka singersongwriter Sean Scolnick, who borrows the first portion of his stage name from his birthplace of Langhorne, Pennsylvania — and his band release another batch of indie-folkrock-pop goodness on Jan. 29. Preorder the album at langhorneslim music.com.